Croatia: EVN Croatia increases the price of gas by 9.5 percent

, SEE Energy News

Company EVN Croatia announced gas price hike for its customers and increase prices by 9.5 percent. Compared with previous gas prices, which stood at  0.05 EUR / per kilowatt-hour (kWh), the new price for household increased 0.005 EUR / kWh, or 9.5 percent, highlight the leaders of the company.

Price increase, as they explained, came after the Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA) at the end of last year adopted, and earlier this year began implementation of a new methodology for determining the amount of tariff items for the public service of gas supply and a guaranteed supply.

The new price list will be valid until 31 March, when it will again be corrected.

All users of gas are classified into one of 12 tariff models, a gas bill will be higher on average from 3.7 to 10 percent.

Customers whose annual consumption reaches 2,500 kWh, which belong to the small consumers, the price of gas will rise to around 6.52 euros, or 3.7 percent, and the group includes 80 percent of users, said the director of EVN Croatia Werner Casagrande.

Noting that the price increase is not pleasant for consumers, as well as the use of gas has numerous benefits, he argued that, despite the price increases, gas prices are still favorable compared to other fuels.

Otherwise, EVN Croatiais gas distributor for Zadar county and the Sibenik-Knin and Split-Dalmatia, where the system is still under construction.

In Zadar county about 800 small user is connected to the gas network so far, and the company have announced that the first users of the Sibenik-Knin County will connect to the network by the end of the year.

Source; Serbia Energy See Desk

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